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NIU football breakdown: Linebackers

By Tony Osborne | August 30, 2011

Unlike years past, the NIU football team has three new faces to anchor the second level of its defense at linebacker. With the absence of their three starting linebackers from last year, the Huskies will expect a little spunk and strength for 2011 season...

Delegal, Schiller look to lead linebackers

By Tony Osborne | August 21, 2011

DeKALB | With the absence of the three starting linebackers from 2010, a few seniors have stepped up to fill the positions for the 2011 football season.Former Huskie linebacker Alex Kube graduated, Tyrone Clark is sitting out the year due to personal...

Huskies summer conditioning works on all aspects of the game to prepare players for the new season

By Jasmine Willett | July 19, 2011

DeKALB | NIU football has been under construction preparing for the 2011 season, with its opener against Army only two months away."It is going to be really cool playing a service academy," said Huskie right tackle Keith Otis. "They just have a different...

NIU linebacker Jordan Delegal participates in the DeKalb Bengals
youth football camp Thursday night at the old DeKalb High

NIU football players spend some time with local youth football camp

By Jerry Burnes | July 19, 2011

DeKALB | For Jordan Delegal, it was a tweet.It was July 14 and the tweet was a simple response from current Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed, whom Delegal grew up watching when the safety was a Miami Hurricane.That tweet brought back memories for the NIU...

NIU linebacker Devon Butler (9) walks off the field after the teams match up with Central Michigan this season.

Football returns to spring practice without Butler

By Jimmy Johnson | April 10, 2011

Rallying around each other has become second nature for the NIU football team. The Huskies have had to persevere through heaps of difficulty over the past five months, from letting the MAC Championship fall through their fingers to Miami (OH), to former...

Huskie Briefs: Xavier Silas, Jordan Delegal and Mo Smunt

By Andrew Singer | November 22, 2010

Xavier Silas has been named MAC West Player of the Week following 22 and 34-point performances against Bradley and Cardinal Stritch, respectively. The senior guard on the NIU men's basketball team shot 64.3 percent from the field while sinking all 12...